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WNY Breaks Blizzard, Snow Total Records



Yesterday’s blizzard dumped more snow on a March 13 than has ever been dumped  in 55 years, breaking a record for the date, according to the National Weather Service. It also marks the only time ever when the region has seen two official  blizzards in one snowfall season.

 
Erie County
Location 24 hour snowfall total as of...
Buffalo 13.4 inches 9 PM
Boston 12 inches 9 PM
Lancaster 12 inches 9 PM
Grand Island 12 inches 9:46 PM
Depew 11.5 inches 9 PM
2 mi south of
Akron
11.5 inches 7:50
Orchard Park 11.5 inches 9 PM
West Seneca 11 inches 9PM
Williamsville 10.8 inches 6 PM
Marilla 10.5 inches 9 PM
6 miles W of
Hamburg
10.5 inches 9 PM
Kenmore 9.3 inches 4:25 PM
East Aurora 9  inches 9 PM
2 mi SSW of
Blasdell
8 inches 9 PM
1 m W of
Lakeview
8 inches 9:30 PM
3 mi WSW of
Elma
8 inches 5 PM
Blasdell 7 inches 5:51 PM
Niagara County
Location 24 hour snow total as of..
Sanborn 17 inches 9 pm
North Tonawanda 16.5 inches 9 PM
Lockport 13 inches 9 PM
1 mile NNE of
North Tonawanda
12.1 inches 7 PM
1 mi. NE of
Pendleton
9.5 inches 8:30 PM
Youngstown 8 inches 5 PM
Cattaraugus  County
Location 24 hour snow  total as of
Perrysburg 11 inches 6:40 PM
Chautauqua County
Location 24 hour snow total as of...
Dunkirk 6 inches 4 PM
Genesee County
Location 24 hour snow total as of...
Corfu 9 inches 9 PM
2 mi NE of
Stafford
8.7 inches 8 PM
Wyoming County
Location 24 hour snow total as of...
7 mi SW of
Warsaw
10 inches 4 PM
  
<<   Snow totals recorded Wednesday by the National Weather Service
 
 On The WBEN Liveline
National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Ansuini


A record 24 hour snowfall of 13.8 inches was set at the weather service’s airport offices Wednesday, breaking the old record of 7.3 inches set in 1959.
 
This daily snowfall is the 6th greatest on record for the month of  March, and the 4th greatest daily snowfall for this late in the winter season.

 
The Weather Service defines a blizzard as any time there are sustained winds of 35 miles an hour, and visibilities of less than a quarter of a mile.

By that definition-- yesterday's official blizzard was the second of the season. (And we have never had 2 in one year before) 

On January 6 & 7, the entire Western New York region was in a state of emergency because of wind and snow.
  For record keeping purposes, the snowfall season starts at the end of July and runs through June.
 

As of yesterday, Buffalo has recorded 120 inches of snow- that's 2 feet above the average.

Buffalo's 2013-14 snowfall total is more than the last two (below average) winters combined.( 94 inches)  

Syracuse traditionally gets more snow than greater Buffalo- but this year's totals here beat out both Syracuse and Rochester.

 
Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service (Thurs 4 am)

...BITTER WIND CHILLS THIS MORNING...

TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE NUMBERS AND BRISK WINDS WILL CREATE BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS AS LOW AS 10 BELOW THIS MORNING.

THESE BITTER WIND CHILLS WILL RESULT IN A RISK OF HYPOTHERMIA AND
FROSTBITE FOR ANYONE OUTSIDE FOR EVEN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME
WITHOUT PROPER CLOTHING.

IF YOU MUST BE OUTSIDE THIS MORNING...USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY.
 




 

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